Business View Magazine | April/May 2022

21 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 4 Xavier Pineda, Director of Sales & Marketing for All-Inclusive and Elegant Hotels, Barbados: “Definitely, yes. At this point it is convenient, especially for those families still struggling with COVID-19 restrictions or the new way of life after the pandemic. I think it is a good option to maintain a balance between family and work, in some way.” Tony Elenis, President & CEO of the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Assoc., Mississauga, Ontario: “Businesses are going to go to a hybrid model for many reasons. Because the employees want it – workforce being a big item – and it will help with expenses. I don’t think it will be 100 % one way or the other. There will be various types of hybrid models out there and it does have its efficiencies. But also, many people want to be in a social atmosphere… I hear so many that miss being with their teammates and their colleagues. In our industry, you have to be there to work. But in industries that are able to do the work from home, I believe that should be an option.” Ms. Nayana Williams, CEO of Lifespan Company Limited, Portland, Jamaica: “I think it’s a viable option for those employees who would fit into that environment. It would not be right across the board, of course. For us, as an example, we are a manufacturing company Power Question Business View asked a variety of executives, “Given the high gas prices and increasing cost of living, should remote / hybrid work continue to be a viable option, where possible?”